‘Mudbound’ Filmmaker Dee Rees On Her Inspiration: ‘What Does It Mean To Be A Citizen?’ – Sundance Studio

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Among the few titles coming out of Sundance that could find their way to next fall’s awards season, count
Dee Rees’ early 20th century southern epic Mudboundwhich Netflix won U.S. and select foreign territories to after a long auction last week for $12.5M; the highest of this year’s fest beating Amazon’s acquisition of The Big Sick by $500K. With the Dust Bowl having decimated the Midwest’s agriculture during the 1930s, a few states over in Mississippi at the twilight…